SA work permit renewal shock

via SA work permit renewal shock | The Zimbabwean 14.05.14 by Nelson Sibanda

Over two million Zimbabweans are believed to be resident in South Africa for political and economic reasons. The majority of them have been living in fear following statements by the SA Home Office that renewals of work permits issued in 2010 will be handled ‘from their home countries’.

South African Ambassador Vusi Mavimbela said his government had not yet communicated with him regarding the modalities surrounding the renewal process.

Many Zimbabweans working down south are apprehensive that, after last week’s elections, the new government might adopt a foreign policy that would impact negatively on their residence status.

“Since the ANC endorsed Zimbabwe elections as free and fair, there are chances that the government might consider sending us home to rebuild our economy,” said Misheck Samuriwo, who is based in Durban.

The Minister of Home Affairs, Kembo Mohadi, recently said Zimbabwe had not received formal communication from its counterpart across the Limpopo about the permits.

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23 comments on “SA work permit renewal shock
  1. KTMzansi says:

    Please return to Zimbabwe and rebuild the country!!

  2. Ngezi says:

    So wat shock are you talking about here.

  3. Nzou says:

    No one gives a s h i t about the plight of the diaspora. They have been hung out to dry. They have been abandoned and it’s a damned disgrace.

    • ZANU PF SHARE THE MONEY says:

      Nzou some do. Pple migrate to foreign lands in search of a better life. How can we be stuck in Zim living in abject poverty? It looks Zim will not be any better place for years to come. So I do not with your assertiion. Nxaaaa !!

  4. Jenandebvu says:

    What communication does Kempie Ma-hard want from RSA gvt? So that he can do what? Seeking relevance. Be happy that money is flowing from Diasporans into buying ministers’ porschee cars

  5. Vana Mara Ndadzoka phendukani ekhaya ngezifefe! You like showing off as if it is a glorious thing to leave one’s country. That is why you do nothing except to show off to your neighbors that you are outside the country. You are living in democratic societies where you could do a lot to help expose the injustices that we must correct but some of you are in collusion with the looters here. Not many people will shed tears for you if you get expelled from whatever country.

  6. jones peter says:

    Some Zimbabweans are a useless lot the follow and beg for jobs from the whites whom the chased from farms in Zim

  7. Chidembochanhuhwa says:

    Ngesi you are right i dont the shock i was expeting something but there is no information so whats the shock

  8. Tonde says:

    Honestly speaking there is nothing shocking here

  9. Kayz says:

    To rebuild what without any jobs really. Lesson learnt in life dont wait for any politician to make life better for you, you make it happen.Remember you live once and its survival of the fittest and daring. The permit situation only brings back the many illegal to square one and the story continues “once upon a time when things were bad at home i skipped the country to survive” This is for future our generations to tell the tales. No one is going back home just to be honest lets be real i don’t see it. How can any sane person give up a means of survival.

  10. truth says:

    if u don’t have stories to write please do not right. go out there and find real stories happening.

  11. Gandanga says:

    not news worthy. Rather write about how the Zimbabweans are sustaining the South African economy. Without the quality skilled labour force from Zimbabwe, South Africa will go down.

    • Proudly South African says:

      sorry boss, South Africa has been a leader in Africa long before that blood suckers from up north came to our country. When you leave our country our economy will massively go up because the R1 billion that goes out will stay at home.

  12. Proudly South African says:

    hands off South Africa. We don’t owe Zim anything, we’ve opened our hearts and I believe its enough now. We’ve had enough of the job thieves who contribute nothing to the economy because every cent is swindled out of the country and only for Mugabe to tell us that his People are literally running our economy. All fake I.D’s that they are using must be cancelled, suckers deported immediately and soldiers deployed on all entrance spots at the borders. We can’t take it anymore!!!

    • Dee says:

      Proudly South Africa, you are such an idiot, you are the very person who bought a South African ID and now you want to make yourself superior than any other Zimbabwean. Educated South Africans don’t talk the rubbish you are saying here because they know how much educated Zimbabweans are contributing to the SA economy, only the illiterate. For your own information SA was built by foreigners long back, who used to come and work in the mines and roads, small mind and big mouth, empty vessels are always the noise makers.

  13. NMDJ says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised if this “proudly south african” person is actually a zimbo. If you are tired with your life and bored, go and find something else to do. Stop seeking attention online. Do something useful with your life

    • Petal says:

      alot of movement from SOUTH AFRICA ABROAD and if there was a complaint about the South Africans they would be moaning
      South africans Moan like their MOTSWANA Neighbours about others

  14. Petal says:

    CORRECTION NIGERIA IS THE LEADING ECONOMY IN AFRICA but it also is plagued the the same issues
    CORRUPTION MONEY LAUNDERING AND NO ONE GIVES A STUFF ABOUT the ordinary people
    until there is law ON THE CONTINENT that will say PROSECUTE THOSE WHO ABUSE THEIR POWER – its not happening – THE AFRICAN UNION WANTS IMMUNITY FOR THE A… HOLES HOW STUPID CAN YOU GET?

    THE SADC IS JUST AS USELESS- how can you make Mugabe a Ceremonial Leader? This is the orgainisation that should be dealing with REAL ISSUES – Human Rights organisations, and Migrant Organisation and those in Civl Society are taking their own sweet time to face the AU and SADC FACE TO FACE
    AFRICAN PEOPLES TIME AS IT IS CALLED where people take their own sweet time to deal with important issues
    The african leaders do not give a STUFF ABOUT THE ORDINARY PEOPLE THEY SERVE – IT IS ALWAYS ABOUT THEM THEY ARE THE ONES LOOTING PROSECUTE THEM

  15. Petal says:

    By now there should be free movement in the SADC countries
    Someone somewhere should tell them to get off their backsides and do some REAL WORKinsteed of yap yap yap

  16. Petal says:

    why is the South African Dictators Club still not making any move about the movement of citizens from the other countries in the SADC region they are just a bunch of USELESS people like their AU counterparts.

  17. So what! says:

    When a boat is sinking… One must decide whether they want to skip & try to make it to shore thru the dangerous waters on their own power OR they just stay put & sink with the boat & be declared LOYAL. It’s their choice either way…. No one has a right to condemn them to have made whichever choice!

    • Englibert Moyo says:

      You can not marry your sister because she is your relative .You look for stranger to marry ,there is no
      Country lives without
      Foreigners .Dont just hate us south
      Africans .we are best
      Zimbabweans
      All over.takafunda hey.the best!

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